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  • It's All Greek To Meby Charlotte Higgins

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    Why is ancient Greece important? Because, quite simply, if we want to understand the modern Western world, we need to look back to the Greeks. Consider the way we think about ethics, about the nature of beauty and truth, about our place in the universe, about our mortality. All this we have learned from the ancient Greeks. They molded the basic disciplines... more...

  • Daily Life of the Ancient Greeksby Robert Garland

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 58.00

    Ancient Greece comes alive in this recreation of the daily lives of ordinary people?men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. Taking account of the most up-to-date discoveries, the author provides a wealth of information on such varied facets of Greek life as food and drink, dress, housing, literacy, juvenile delinquency,... more...

  • Daily Life of the Ancient Greeksby Robert Garland

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    Ancient Greece comes alive in this exploration of the daily lives of ordinary people-men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. With new information drawn from the most current research, this volume presents a wealth of information on every aspect of ancient Greek life, including food and drink, religious practices,... more...

  • Women Writing Greeceby Vassiliki Kolocotroni; Efterpi Mitsi

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 72.80

    Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the imagination. The essays assembled here consider women's travel narratives, memoirs and novels, ranging from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, focusing on the role of gender... more...

  • From Solon to Socratesby Victor Ehrenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 26.95

    From Solon to Socrates is a magisterial narrative introduction to what is generally regarded as the most important period of Greek history, from the early history of the Greeks, including early Sparta and the wars with Persia, to the ascendancy of Athens and the Peloponnesian War. more...

  • Liberating Hellenism from the Ottoman Empireby Gonda Van Steen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book employs a close reading of Marcellus' works and offers a compelling new interpretation of the relationship between philhellenism and Orientalism. more...

  • Meaning and Identity in a Greek Landscapeby Hamish Forbes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    An interdisciplinary 2008 study exploring how Greek villagers understood and reacted to their landscapes. more...

  • Selected Papers in Greek and Near Eastern Historyby David M. Lewis

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 70.00

    This 1997 volume contains essays on Greek and oriental history by the distinguished ancient historian David M. Lewis. more...

  • Greece, A Love Storyby Camille Cusumano

    Seal Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    Greece, it has been said, is where art became inseparable from life. The country evokes a richly embroidered tapestry of images, from old monuments rife with history to idyllic isles of glass-blue sea and blinding white stucco dwellings. Greece enchants its visitors with its beauty, tradition, and spirit. In this eloquent collection, women share... more...

  • Founding Gods, Inventing Nationsby William F. McCants

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 37.50

    From the dawn of writing in Sumer to the sunset of the Islamic empire, Founding Gods, Inventing Nations traces four thousand years of speculation on the origins of civilization. Investigating a vast range of primary sources, some of which are translated here for the first time, and focusing on the dynamic influence of the Greek, Roman, and Arab... more...